US Navy doctor bandaging a head wound for a US Marine, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; note the Marine standing on left held a flask of blood plasma

Caption   US Navy doctor bandaging a head wound for a US Marine, Tarawa, Gilbert Islands, Nov 1943; note the Marine standing on left held a flask of blood plasma ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
Identification Code   63482
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Gilbert Islands Campaign   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos on Same Day See all photos dated 22 Nov 1943
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 10 Oct 2007

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1. Anonymous says:
30 Apr 2011 06:03:22 PM

The "marine" standing to the left holding the plasma is actually a US Navy Corpsman. Navy Corpsmen at Betio had white circles painted on their helmets rather then the usual red cross due to the Japanese practice of killing Corpsmen first.

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